All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.